1st Toronto-Singapore Short Film Festival

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Second Toronto Sinapore Film Festival Is Coming!

The Second Toronto Singapore Film Festival is fast approaching! Event info is as follows:

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2007
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 9:20 p.m.
Venue: Innis Town Hall (University of Toronto St. George Campus)
Ticket Price: $5

For more event information and where to purchase tickets, go to our new website!

See you there!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Event Pics

Here are the pics from the event! Have a look at the volunteers, the turn-out, and, of course, the food! Enjoy!

Monday, February 20, 2006

The Votes Are In!

The audience has spoken, and here are the Audience Choice Award winners:

Best Drama: Strings
Best Documentary: Singapore Rebel

Congratulations for acknowledging these films, for to be voted the best by the viewers is the best award any film can receive.

We would like to apologize for not being able to play Singapore GaGa due to technical difficulties, but we are trying to book a venue for a special screening of this documentary. Keep tuning in for updates on that.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

The film festival was a great success! First and foremost, we would like to thank everyone who came out to support this event. Your attendance made this memorable and fun. Thank you for all your generous donations which we will put towards future film festivals. Hope to see you out there next time!

Here is a list of all the people and organizations to whom we would like to extend our deepest gratitude:

Asian Institute
Cinema Studies Student Union
Rempah Catering
(If you would like Rempah to cater your next big event, click on the image below for contact information, the menu, and more photos of their delicious food!)

Special Thanks to:
Eileen Lam
Colin Geddes
Professor Harold Troper
Innis Town Hall
Reel Asian Film Festival
Amnesty International
Singapore Film Commission
Singapore Raffles Club, UBC
Substation, Singapore
Ethnic Channels
NOW Magazine
Kampong Ku Radio
Comparative, International and Development Education Centre, OISE/UT
All the volunteers who helped us

Festival Coordinator: Yeow-Tong Chia
Festival Advisor: Brandon Wee
Marketing Coordinator: Katie Cooper
Poster Design: Shuxia Tai
Videographer: Nicki Chioh
Photographer: Wai Min Lee
Feedback form design: Julia Zhu

Keep checking back for photos from the event as well as updates for next year's film festival!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Map to Innis Town Hall

The film festival is only two days away!

For those of you who are interested in coming but are not sure how to get to Innis Town Hall, please click on the link below. It will take you to the Innis Town Hall site, which includes a map, calendar of events (we're listed for the 18th!), photos and contact information.


Here are the lastest news updates:

- The film festival is mentioned in this week's edition of NOW magazine on newsstands TODAY. To access the info, click on the link below and scroll down to "Other Films"
- Ethnic Channels group is currently airing an advertisement for our film festival on all their channels! There are about 20 multi-cultural/multi-language channels broadcast throughout the Toronto area.

Remember to bring your friends because this is a FREE event (though donations are welcomed), and refreshments will be served compliments of Rempah Catering.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Tentative Schedule

With the film festival quickly approaching, here is the schedule of events for that day:

12:45 p.m. - Opening remarks by the emcee, York MSSA, AFS, UT MSSA, and the rOCKERpOET team

12:55 p.m. - Screening of the Dramas begins
More than Words

2:15 p.m. - Intermission. Free reception where Singaporean delights will be served, compliments of Rempah Catering.
Menu: Toasted Muffins with Chicken Curry, Sambal Belachan Fried Rice, Nonya-style Jelly

2:40 p.m. - Screening of the Documentaries begins
Past Tense
Singapore Rebel
Singapore GaGa

4:30 - Closing remarks and acknowledgements

Look for information regarding the festival in this week's issue of NOW magazine (Feb. 16-22) in the Beyond First Run film listings!

Thanks again to everyone who is helping out in the festival, and we look forward to a great turnout that day!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Television Interview Update

Here are the details regarding the television interview with the film festival's organizer, Yeow Tong Chia:

DATE: Saturday, February 11, 2006
TIME: Between 6 p.m. - 7 p.m and again at 11:00 p.m. - 12 a.m. (The interview is approximately 6 min. in length)
CHANNEL: OMNI-2 (Channel 14 on Rogers Cable)

Stay tuned for more details on the interview and other news updates. Thanks to everyone for their continued support!

Saturday, February 04, 2006

News Update

A short radio interview regarding the film festival will take place live on Kampong Ku (AM 1430 in Toronto) around 7:40 a.m. EST on Sunday, February 5, 2006. It will be conducted by one of the members of York University's Malaysian Singaporean Students Association. This interview will help us to spread the word around the Malaysian/Singapore community. Questions such as who, what, why, and when will be answered. Do stay tuned and support the event!

In addition, OMNI TV will telecast an interview with the film festival's organizer and coordinator, Chia Yeow Tong, on Saturday, February 11, 2006 (A week before the event). Time T.B.A. Keep tuning in for updates!